Applications for 2017-2018 Class are now closed

Click HERE to see the 30 Under 30 Class for the 2017-2018 year! 

This program is designed for a special group of young coaches who want to lead the way in developing soccer players and enhancing the game.

Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. 

Thirty selected coaches younger than 30 years old will receive:

  • An educational scholarship which includes a complimentary registration to the United Soccer Coaches Convention and a United Soccer Coaches educational event, Advanced Coaching Academy course.
  • A travel stipend of $300 to attend the aforementioned United Soccer Coaches educational opportunities.
    Recognition on and at the 2018 Convention
  • Access to a mentor dedicated to helping you grow as a coach

Additional benefits include:

  • Exposure on
  • Special events such as a 30 Under 30 social at the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia
  • Participation in the United Soccer Coaches Podcast
  • Networking opportunities

In order to be considered, candidates must:

  • Be a current, Standard United Soccer Coaches member
  • Have a minimum of two years of coaching experience (full or part-time basis)
  • Be under the age of 30 years old

During the course of the 30 Under 30 program, candidates must:

  • Participate in at least one conference call hosted by United Soccer Coaches
  • Contribute at least two educational or training article for use by United Soccer Coaches and its sponsors
  • Write a final review that provides recommendations for the future of the program
  • Attend the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an advanced United Soccer Coaches Coaching Academy course in the selected year (paid for by the scholarship)
  • Appear on the United Soccer Coaches Podcast
  • Participate in informational focus groups at the Convention
  • Be prepared to contribute additional coaching content for further exposure within United Soccer Coaches

Application process:

1. Make sure your United Soccer Coaches Membership is current (trial members will need to upgrade to a standard membership).

2. Have two soccer-specific references prepared.

3. Be prepared to share why you feel you should be selected for the program.

4. Be prepared to discuss how you would use this educational opportunity to impact the greater soccer community.